Re: RARA-AVIS: Don Winslow & Richard Stark

Date: 08 Oct 2001

Re Mark's post below:

> I definitely saw a tie to Parker in Sonny's
> professionalism, planning
> and ends justify the means amorality. However,
> Parker wouldn't tie
> himself to a single crew and would never, ever talk
> about a crew being a
> surrogate family for a bunch of orphans raised by
> the state.

True enough. And this tighter tie to a permanent crew also differentiated Robert DeNiro's character in HEAT from Parker.

But, aside from the professionalism and craft, what also resonated with me in both UNDERCOVER and HEAT was the depiction of a loose community of underworld figures similar to the loose confederation of professional armed robbers, fences, planners, etc. in Stark's world.


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